with governmental and nongovernmental organizations both domestic and foreign. we work very closely with the state department, usaid, the defense department, with the government of iraq, and many others. all in order to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflicts. i would like to go ahead and recognize some of the folks who are here today. of course, prime minister maliki, thank you for returning to the institute. excellency bashar zebari, minister of foreign affairs. the minister of defense. mr. off i had, national security advisor. arkin's a beery, both members of the council of representatives.